Definition of “exhaust” - English Dictionary

“exhaust” in British English

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exhaustverb [ T ]

uk /ɪɡˈzɔːst/ us /ɪɡˈzɑːst/

exhaust verb [ T ] (TIRE)

C1 to make someone extremely tired:

The long journey exhausted the children.
I've exhausted myself with all that cleaning.

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exhaustnoun [ U ]

uk /ɪɡˈzɔːst/ us /ɪɡˈzɑːst/

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“exhaust” in American English

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exhaustverb [ T ]

us /ɪɡˈzɔst/

exhaust verb [ T ] (TIRE)

to make a person or an animal extremely tired:

The long hike up the mountain exhausted us all.

exhaust verb [ T ] (USE)

to use something completely:

After a whole day with the kids, her patience was nearly exhausted.

exhaustnoun [ C/U ]

us /ɪɡˈzɔst/

exhaust noun [ C/U ] (GAS)

the waste gas from an engine, esp. a from a car, or the pipe this gas flows through

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“exhaust” in Business English

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exhaustverb [ T ]

uk /ɪɡˈzɔːst/ us

to use all of something so that there is none left:

exhaust every possibility/option

(Definition of “exhaust” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)